ESPN's Adam Schefter (not Adarn Schefter, we checked) is reporting that the Indianapolis Colts are attempting to acquire Dallas CB Mike Jenkins. Jenkins, a 2008 1st-round draft pick by the Cowboys, reportedly became available after Dallas traded up to draft LSU CB Morris Claiborne.
Check back with Colts Authority for updates as the story develops, and fir analysis on the trade, should it go down.
NFL.com's Ian Rapoport is reporting that the asking price for Jenkins is high, saying the Cowboys have no interest in "giving him away for cheap." He later tweets that the Cowboys have no interest in trading Jenkins.
I like that we're making moves to try to fill as many holes as possible. Whether they work out or not is something we'll have to see, but if we could get Jenkins, we might not have the worst secondary in football (though we still may). I like that we're trying to address our issues. We'll see where all the chips fall.
Colts should not trade for this injured bum. Many times, he just runs around having no idea where the receiver is.
.....ESPN's @mortreport on CB Mike Jenkins: "I'm told by #Cowboys there's basically 0 chance they trade (him). This is somebody they wanna keep.".....
@paulcareyjr I was/am excited at the prospect, and like that the Colts appear to be acting aggressively, but as I said, it's not a make-or-break deal, imo, so if it doesn't happen, some disappointment, but not season-ending.
@GregC Yeah I think trades are always exciting, but I expect that we will either try to make a trade before training camp or sometime after once we see what we really have, Grigson seems not to be to shy making trades
Also if I were the Colts I would not budge, he is demanding a trade, either they get him at a decent price or they grab someone else, no need to force anything.
@paulcareyjr I agree with that completely. I don't think he's the difference between sitting at home and making the playoffs, no need to bid against yourselves.
He is unhappy with his contract when they signed Carr to the 51 million dollar contract that really pushed him over the edge, and with the signing of Claiborne he will now be the 3rd CB not starting, so he wants out of there for two reasons.
Not really sure I like that much, sounds like he is demanding too much salary wise to me, and even if he doesn't get it this year he is a free agent next year and will probably leave unless we are willing to overpay, the most I would offer would be a 6th round pick, and that is still questionable. Grigson does not have a good history of the CB's his team traded for turning out to be much on their new team, for whatever reason.
@paulcareyjr He is scheduled to make $1.05 million next year. It is the final year of his contract.
@calebjrobertson yeah I know and he is unhappy with that, wants a long term deal and is currently sitting out of OTA's
@paulcareyjr He doesn't strike me as a good locker room guy.
@paulcareyjr I hadn't heard the salary depend issues. If that's true, my enthusiasm goes way down. If it's not true, I'd be willing to do a 4th. I think he'd be an upgrade over what the Colts currently have, but he's only got 1 year remaining on his contract, he has had injury issues, and he hasn't been a stud by any stretch of the imagination.
If there are salary demands, then yeah, his value drops a lot, in my mind.